What I'm thinking and wondering today:
** First of all, what do you think of the blog's new look? It was weird to me at first, but I'm totally loving it now! I had to "get rid of" a few lists from my sidebars, but I actually stuck them in other places on the tabs. So if you happen to miss them, hopefully you can find them there. I plain old deleted a bunch of stuff too. It was painful! But refreshing. Anyway, I hope you like it. (Learned at Bloggiesta: three columns are out dated and bigger font size is better! And also, you readers don't care about all the crap in the sidebars!)
** I'm excited for another comic con experience this weekend! Follow along on Instagram where I'll post really crappy pictures of celebrities you'll care nothing about! We had to enter a lottery to get seats for Chris Evans, and I'll find out Friday if I won a seat. I don't care so much about him (though he will be fun) but I really do hope to be in the room with a good-ish seat for Ian Somerhalder who comes up right after him! Don't you agree this is a must? I never dreamed I'd ever see this guy in real life, so yeah, I hope I'm in there so I can say I did. Also, my husband said this past week that we can go to a San Diego Comic Con some day and we are holding him to it! Maybe this next year even?
** Excited for the Readathon coming! (That's THON, not THONG, in case you wondered.) I need to
go sign up. Have you done it yet? Do you plan to read? This event is seriously turning into a sort of holiday at our house looked forward to with Christmas-like anticipation. So, yay, it's almost here!
** Guys. My birthday. What to do, what to do. My tenancy is to ignore it, but since it's a big one, I also want to have fun with it. This day actually marks the beginning of a countdown of sorts, and during this countdown I'll be posting some lists here weekly or so. I decided making lists would be a fun way to celebrate here on the blog, so lists it is. Stay tuned. And here's hoping you have fun with me in the anticipation of the big day!
** During Bloggiesta I made a whole new website, a home page of sorts, a place where I can point people who are in my writing life, to give them an overview of my writing ambitions, experiences and fears. I don't want it to be another blog, but I suppose I'll be posting things that are very blog-like. Though I want to keep talking writing here too. See, here's the thing, I was never one to want to separate all my loves and things into all the different places. I want to give you the whole package! So it makes me a little crazy. But, I suppose if I want to market myself as a writing, a need a page with my true name and let everyone know what I'm up to. Yes? I think so. I have no idea. Anyway, I'm still very shy about sharing this site, but maybe I'll reveal it soon as Nano prep and Nano month approaches. When I do, I would love feedback on it and what I need to do to make it better.
** Speaking of new websites, my daughter and her friend have made the big move to start a book blog! But they are perfecting it first and have not yet made it public. I will tell you when the big day happens and will totally expect you all to go and give them love. The plan is that they will be giving away our extra Queen of Shadows book as their big debut. So... you won't want to miss it! Also, if you know of other teen bloggers, let me know so I can point them that way.
** Okay, some music now. Very soothing compared to what I usually share. Have you heard this version of this song before? Is this the actual one they use on the show Game of Thrones? I find it to be so so beautiful.